Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent


The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit policy research institution, devoted to research on all matters affecting the use, reuse, and misuse of resources. We maintain our independence through a diversity of funding sources such as donations and grants from private and philanthropic foundations, multilateral organisations, corporations, and public institutions.

At CEEW, we separate clients from funding institutions. Funders are never given the right to final review of any our publications prior to release. Our monitoring and evaluation systems are designed to prevent any conflicts of interest.

CEEW is committed to being a resource for policymakers, academics, industry stakeholders, journalists, students, and the wider public. It makes all its research and analysis freely available to the public.

CEEW is a registered Trust under "The Registration Act, 1908” and governed with “The Indian Trust Act 1882". CEEW is also registered under section 12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and has approval under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Our Donors

  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Ananta Aspen Centre
  • Bloom Energy
  • Clean Energy Access Network
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Department of Science and Technology
  • ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
  • Forum for the Future
  • Godrej Prima
  • Good Energies Foundation
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Indian Council of Medical Research
  • International Finance Corporation
  • International Growth Centre, Bihar
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Khemka Foundation
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • Ministry of Mines
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change / INSPIRE Network for Environment
  • NITI Aayog
  • Embassy of Norway
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Oxfam India
  • Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century
  • Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
  • Shell International
  • The William And Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The World Academy of Sciences
  • UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • United Nations Foundation, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
  • United States Agency for International Development
  • Veolia
  • World Bank
  • WWF-India

FCRA and Regulatory Compliances

The Council on Energy, Environment and Water was registered under Section 11 (1) of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 on 31 May 2016. Our registration number is 231661640. Learn more about our funding from overseas institutions, FCRA details, and other registration details here.

Funding sources for 2016 - 17


  • 33%

  • 43%

  • 8%

  • 5%

    International Organisations
  • 8%

    NGOs / Other Institutions
  • 2%

    Interest and other incomes
  • 1%

    Other recoverables

Focus area wise

  • 6%

    Energy Access
  • 7%

    Industrial Sustainability and Competitiveness
  • 35%

    Low-carbon Pathways
  • 2%

    Power sector
  • 11%

    Renewable Energy
  • 7%

    Risks & Adaptation
  • 6%

    Technology, Finance & Trade
  • 23%

    Corpus / General donation
  • 2%

    Interest and other incomes
  • 1%

    Other recoverables